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accidentally shorted secondaries for 2 seconds, how do I tell if it's ok?

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OK, so I did something stupid and accidentally shorted the secondaries of an Avel Lindberg Y23 transformer for two seconds.  The voltage seems fine after I corrected the error.  Do you think it survived, and or what's the harm in using it?



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if voltage is OK, then you probably dodged a bullet.  The issue comes in melting the insulation on the secondary wiring loop.  If you did burn off insulation, you would have nearby wires in the loop touching each other, which would create the effect of fewer loops of wire, which would in turn reduce voltage.  

In any case, I would go ahead and continue to use the transformer.  

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